After last year's spectacular self-titled release and this year's Live/Remix double album, the Portico Quartet are keeping things going with a pair of EPs of previously unreleased material out now on Real World Records. EP1 features recordings from 2009 with the original line up of the band featuring Nick Mulvey. EP2 features bonus tracks that didn't make it onto their 2012 self-titled release. Check out an alternate cut of "Line" from the EP1 after the jump.
If you haven't yet noticed, Portico Quartet have a new album of live recordings and remixes out aptly titled Live/Remix on Real World Records that you should definitely get if you don't know already. It's a very cool album, full of electric, improvisational energy and forward thinking. Watch a video of the group performing "Line" and "Rubidium" live at Koko in London after the jump for extra motivation.
One of our favorite albums of last year, Portico Quartet's self-titled album, is getting the remix treatment. This year, the group will release Live/Remix which obviously enough will feature live renditions of last year's album along with tracks from their previous album, Isla. The remix portion will include reworkings from the likes of Will Ward, Capac, Scratcha DVA, and others. For example, check out SBTRKT's remix of "Line" after the jump and make sure to cop Live/Remix when it drops March 25th.
BBC 6 Radio had a week of live shows at the Maida Vale studios last week. Among those who performed at the historic site was the Portico Quartet who impressed the live audience and the world over with selections from their latest self-titled album which released at the start of this year on Gilles Peterson Worldwide. The whole three hour show is a banger, as usual for GP, but you should definitely listen to Portico's set before it vanishes this coming Saturday.
This was probably the coolest thing I've seen all day. Portico Quartet recorded a small live session for The Guardian. The group combined "Line", from their 2009 album, Isla, and Rubidium, from their latest self-titled release, into a very spacey, bouncy jam. Check it out below.